If humans want to expand beyond Earth in an optimal way, we’ll need novel language to keep pace with novel technologies.
This week, in middle-of-nowhere Utah, a NASA contractor tested the rocket booster that will get future astronauts to deep space. I went.
If you want to understand why professional tennis is vulnerable to corruption and match-fixing, spend some time with the sport's underpaid minor leaguers.
If history is any guide — and it may very well not be — NASA is on track to have its next major accident in five years or so. But that may be proof the space agency is on the right track.
Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger and the death of teacher Christa McAuliffe along with six crewmembers, which struck a major blow to the average guy's dreams of venturing into outer space.
Welcome to the space jam.
Torrents of big data can't stop mistakes—sometimes they make them more likely. The tragedy of Challenger, as with G.M. and others, was that some people had tried to stop it.
Pity Hollywood. When art imitates life -- like in the September 12th-and-every-day-after film _Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close_ -- everyone misinterprets it as exploitative and manipulative and "demands":http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan...
January, 1987. I stood alone 167 feet above the launch pad’s surface. I was staring into the open, small, white room. At the other end was an open doorway and beyond it was the blue expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Between me and that 167 foot drop, the...
The U.S. is no stranger to the collapse of complex systems. But two decades before the break-up of Space Shuttle Columbia, the Deepwater Horizon blowout, and Fukashima Daiichi, America witnessed the Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986, and saw...